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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune and the Breakfast Creek Hotel!

G'day sweet friends! Welcome to Natasha In Oz and welcome to this week's

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Poofy Cheeks

Today I'm sharing some pictures from our fun Sunday afternoon at the iconic Aussie Pub,


Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel image, Natasha in Oz

The Brekkie Creek, as it's affectionately known to the locals, was built in 1889  in the French Renaissance style by a former Lord Mayor of Brisbane, William MacNaughton Galloway. It opened its doors in May 1890 and was an immediate success.

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel image, Natasha in Oz





Galloway remained with the hotel until his death in 1895. He fell from a second floor window of the hotel; the coroner found that he was drunk at the time of his death! His ghost is said to frequent the original parts of the hotel and staff have reported seeing and hearing him on a regular basis! 

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Natasha in Oz, Brisbane

It has had a rather chequered history, including when in the 1920s to the 1940s, two brothels were located where the car park is now! During World War II, American soldiers used to queue up the street, right opposite a school, which caused community uproar until the brothels were eventually removed.

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Natasha in Oz

The hotel introduced many 'firsts' to Brisbane including the outdoor kitchen where customers could choose their own steaks from a cabinet in the early 1960s. That is still the way the steaks are ordered today, although the kitchens have all been updated after a  $4.5 million renovation in 2003 which  returned the Breakfast Creek Hotel to her former glory.

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Natasha in Oz, menu image

Did I mention that they make a pretty good steak?
(Vegetarians had better look away now...)

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Natasha in Oz, steak image

I had a medium New York sirloin which was served with coleslaw, Idaho potato topped with bacon and mushroom sauce....YUM!

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Natasha in Oz, steak image

Big Al had a massive T-Bone! He nearly finished the lot!

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Natasha in Oz

This place is an institution-everyone knows about the Breakfast Creek Hotel here in Queensland and has even had a mention in the New York Times!

If you are ever in Brisbane or are even a Brisbanite and haven't been for a while, I suggest a trip to the Brekkie Creek hotel! You'll love it!

And this is where I seamlessly segue into a rather shameless plug for my newly revived

You see, some of my international friends might have actually heard the Breakfast Creek Hotel mentioned in the first line of this rather famous song by Aussie band Midnight Oil.

This one's for you Terri!


Midnight Oil - Dreamworld



If you share music on your blog, why not link up your musical posts with me each Tuesday?


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